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Climate change lessons take to the stage in rural Sindh

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BADIN: Mir Muhammad’s family had reason to celebrate: after the harvest of their rice crop, they were planning to throw a wedding. But then flash floods hit their three-hectare farm, washing away the family’s sole source of income and their dreams of the big day. This was the scene played out on the makeshift stage […]

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Right to information law ‘bitter pill for the corrupt’

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LAHORE: Despite opposition from several elements, the Right to Information Act is there to stay in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, KP Information Commissioner Abdul Matin Khan said on Tuesday. He was addressing a seminar titled: State of Right to Information in Pakistan organised by Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT). “The law is a bitter […]

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French envoy on climate change

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LAHORE: French ambassador to Pakistan Martine Dorance has said the French Embassy has been working in collaboration with the Pakistan government and the civil society to create COP21 momentum and raise awareness about climate change. Ms Dorance was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the two-day conference titled ‘Pakistan to Paris’ (On the Road to 2015 […]

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Green journalist’ award launched

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The Wildlife Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has taken an initiative to encourage journalists for enhancing wildlife conservation awareness among masses through their features/articles/writings and reports. In this context, green journalist award has been launched under the project of “Conservation Education and Awareness Campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” for the year 2015-16. The features/articles/poems published in Urdu/English newspapers […]

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Drive against use of plastic bags underway

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FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Waste Management Company (FWMC) has launched an awareness campaign on Wednesday against the use of plastic bags. FWMC Managing Director Aurganzaib Shami kicked off the campaign and distributed flyers and paper bags among shopkeepers at various markets in Aminpur Bazaar, Faisalabad. He said plastic bags not only polluted the environment but were […]

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Call for creating awareness of climate change issues

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GILGIT: Speakers at a conference on Friday declared glaciers in Gilgit-Baltistan as water bombs for communities of the mountainous region, saying deforestation in the region could trigger climate change, which in turn would affect crops, productivity and livelihoods besides creating water pollution and energy crisis. Local and foreign environmental experts explained how climate change was […]

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Need for climate change awareness plan stressed

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Islamabad – The experts have unanimously emphasised the need for hammering out a national climate change awareness plan to boost Pakistan’s response to climate risks and build up climate resilience through adaptation measures in various socio-economic sectors, particularly water, energy and food. In the first meeting of a think tank on climate change – consultative […]

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Dawood Foundation ventures into environmental awareness

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The headlines are beginning to grow more ominous by the year. ‘Pakistan is vulnerable to Climate Change.’ ‘Pakistan at increased risk due to global warming.’ ‘Pakistan’s deforestation rate highest in the world.’ Yet somehow, our national conscience hasn’t been stirred enough for people to take notice. Drawing room conversations about existential threats to Pakistan are […]

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Plastic pollution: Awareness campaign against shopping bags

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LAHORE: Scores of activists of Lahore Bachao Tehreek organised an awareness drive on Thursday to discourage use of plastic bags. “We launched the campaign to educate the general public,” said Ali Amjad, a representative of the Tehreek. “We will focus on businesses and later the legal system as the campaign progresses.” He said businesses were […]

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‘Absence of clear-cut policy complicating Pemra, media relations’

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Karachi: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) only responsibility was to manage the electronic medium and not control it, said acting chairman Pemra, Kamaluddin Tipu, on Tuesday while referring to the authority’s recent attempts to get media channels to abide by the existing laws. Speaking at a lecture titled ‘Media Ethics’, organised at the […]

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$3.1m child health programme to be launched in Fata

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FAISALABAD: The government will launch a programme for promoting child health in selected areas of Fata, with the total estimated cost $3.1 million, with the financial assistance of World Bank. According to an update project report, selection of child health services will be offered to families with children aged 0-24 months in four pilot OSSs, […]

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Conservation: ‘Raise awareness on citizen engagement’

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FAISALABAD: “Raising awareness among citizens on the role they play in destroying the environment is the need of the hour,” Environment Protection Agency District Officer Shaukat Hayat said on Friday. He said the world population was estimated to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. “We will need more planets like earth if we fail to protect […]

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Experts urge authorities to priorities marine life preservation

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Karachi: It is the collective responsibility of the State and the society to not only ensure protection of land, air and water from pollution but also raise awareness among masses regarding consequent hazards. These views were expressed by Waqar Ahmed, an official of the Sindh Environmental Protection Authority (SEPA) on Thursday at a seminar titled […]

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Rise in turnout due to awareness created by media

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An increase in turn out witnessed during the elections is mainly due to awareness created by the media regarding political issues among the public. Professor Dr Umbreen Javaid chairperson department of political science, University of Punjab said here on Sunday. “These elections witness an unprecedented increase in voter turnout, credit goes to the media specially […]

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